Comments Are the Radioactive Waste of the Web

Mic Wright:

One national newspaper section editor proposed a thought experiment to me recently: what if newspapers printed comments along side the hard copy versions of their stories? His belief was that comments would be gone within weeks, the sheer insanity of them poisoning the well when placed in such a prominent position.

Which in turn shows that newspaper editors consider their websites second-class citizens.

Monday, 17 September 2012